Kathmandu/Cricnepal: Kathmandu College of Management (KCM) and Kathmandu University School of Medical Science (KUSMS) qualified for the semi-finals of the First KU Cup T20 Cricket Tournament from pool A.
KCM vs. KUMS
KCM defeated KUSMS by two wickets in their last group stage match on Friday and topped pool A, winning all three of its matches. Winning the toss and choosing to bat first KUMS were knocked over for 113 runs in 18.3 overs . Amit Singh scored 42 runs for KUSMS while Aditya Shrestha and Bhibhusit Chaudhary claimed three wickets each for KCM KCM successfully chased down in the target 17.1 overs losing eight wickets.
In the successful run-chase, Shivir Karki (23 runs) and Aditya Shrestha (21 runs) were the highest contributors for KCM. Niroj Jung Thapa claimed four wickets for KUSMS but was to no avail
NMC vs. LACM
In another match Little Angel´s College of Management (LACM) defeated Nepal Medical College (NMC) by five wickets .Had NMC won the match, it would have qualified for the semifinal. NMC put up 135/7 in 20 overs and LACM successfully reached 139/5 in 15.4 overs. Dipesh Shakya contributed 50 runs of just 19 balls for LACM.
KUMS LACM and NMC all won only one match in the group stage , however due to the better run rate KUMS qualified for the semi final
KCM will take on Kathmandu University Central Campus (KU) and KUSMS will play Nepal College of Management (NCM) in the semi-finals on November 21.
By Arun Upreti. Upreti is an intern writer at Cricnepal.